Burglaries, theft incidents probed
State police at Lehighton are investigating burglaries and theft incidents.
Two entries occurred at properties that are owned by banks due to mortgage foreclosures.
The home at 1215 Bearfoot Path, Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between Dec. 21, 2012, and Jan. 21. Entry was gained by smashing a window.
Once inside the criminals removed an aluminum bed frame and damaged drywall and water pipes. The listed owner of the property is Bank of America.
The residence at 315 Hideaway Hills Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, was reported entered on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. Removed from the home was copper piping from the basement and crawl space area.
The listed owner is PNC Mortgage Bank.
The property at 185 Chestnut Drive, Lehighton, Towamensing Township, Carbon County, was entered. Troopers responded to the home about 9:47 a.m. on Feb. 3. Entry was gained through the front door using force. A black Whirlpool dishwasher and a white Samsung stackable washer and dryer were stolen from the home. Troopers did not list the homeowner.
Troopers said a white box truck was seen at the home about 2 a.m. on Feb. 2.
Christy Matos, 28, of Effort, reported someone removed her purse from Luna Rosa, located at 1034 Interchange Road, Gilbert, Polk Township, Monroe County, on Feb. 3, about 5:30 a.m.
Jill A. Salvi, of Effort, reported someone used her debit card at several locations without her permission. The time frame of the use was Feb. 1 at 12:45 p.m. to Feb. 2 at 8 a.m.
Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.